An historic deal was announced Thursday between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, to establish a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations. The deal was brokered by President Donald Trump's administration.
Under the terms of the agreement, Israel has consented to suspend its effort to apply sovereignty to various areas of the West Bank that it has been considering annexing.
"Today’s agreement will lead to better lives for the peoples of the United Arab Emirates, Israel, and the region," the White House said in a statement.
The deal was reportedly sealed on Aug. 13 during a phone conversation between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, crown prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, and President Donald Trump.